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review 2019-08-30 22:14
Love is a Virus from Outer Space
Love is a Virus from Outer Space - Micha... Love is a Virus from Outer Space - Michael Kidner

Teeny little catalogue of some great Op Art pictures where geometry and colour are the dominant characteristics. Nevermind the cod-philosophical guff at the beginning, just admire the delightful designs.

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review 2019-03-14 22:24
Meet Me In Outer Space
Meet Me In Outer Space - Melinda Grace

Roll 5 for Snakes & Ladders- Square 25- go back!

 

College student and fashion major Edie Kits is going to do a summer semester in Paris and maybe stay for the fall- if only she can pass French. Edie is having an especially hard time in French due to her Central Auditory Processing Disorder, an invisible disability that makes it difficult for Edie to understand things and sometimes mishear things. This makes French class twice as hard, especially when her professor won't let Edie record the class. The French TA, Hudson- a super cute,beanie wearing fashion failure comes to Edie's aid. Hudson over-zealously offers to tutor her and helps the teacher understand Edie's transmitter. Edie finds herself falling for Hudson, but Paris is only a few months away.

Meet Me in Outer Space is a sweet, heartfelt and realistic new adult romance that explores life with an invisible disability. Edie stole my heart with her determination, grit and willingness to fight for herself and her dreams. The writing portrayed Edie as a regular college aged woman who just happened to have a disability. Central Auditory Processing Disorder isn't a disability that is often explored and is definitely one that is very misunderstood. The opening chapter did a fabulous job exposing the difficulties of living with and finding resources for a disability that no one believes you have. The romance and Hudson's character were sugary sweet and charming. For as determined as Edie was to not have a boyfriend before she left for Paris, Hudson was equally determined to be with her. I enjoyed Hudson's willingness to really get to know Edie and taking things at her pace. Overall, a charming and entertaining new adult romance that showcases the struggle between chasing your dreams and romance. 
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
 

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review 2019-02-04 04:40
I'm from Outer Space!: Meet an Alien - Lisa Bullard,Mike Moran

This book is all about Aliens!! What they are, what they do, where to find them. Despite the subject matter, it is not a scary book, though it is perfect for Halloween. Not to worry, Zeeton the alien is friendly and he delivers information about aliens in a light and whimsical way. He explains how aliens are portrayed in different cultures and what to do if you were to make contact with one. My favorite part of this book is the writing activity that is suggested at the end. It also has websites that teachers can visit in order to enhance learning if this book were incorporated in their lesson. The Monster Buddies series really keeps teachers in mind.

 

Reading Level: 2nd grade

Lexile: 530

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review 2019-01-04 10:31
Six Wakes - Mur Lafferty

I enjoyed this book a lot but I did have a few issues with it.First of all the pedant in me got really annoyed at the use of the incorrect pronoun on a couple of occasions. I went back and read the passages a few times as my mind does wander and I thought maybe the character had changed but no, 'he' was used for a female character in one place and vice versa. Aside from that there was a significant piece of the plot that I just couldn't understand. Not sure if aforementioned wandering mind had gone somewhere for another little jaunt. Anyway, there were some interesting ideas in the story and I like that in a book,I like something to mull over once I close the covers. For me though, the characters didn't quite ring true. If life was cheap because there was always another one when you died, and assuming you weren't tired of living, wouldn't you be panicked to wake up and find everyone murdered (including yourself) and no chance of another body to slip into? Knowing this was your last chance, would you really be working calmly alongside your own potential murderer? The end was not as tense as I would have liked it to be. There was a brief moment of excitement then not alot. I make it sound like I didn't enjoy it but that isn't true, I just think there should have been more atmospheric development, I wouldn't have minded a few extra pages. It would be interesting to find out what happens to the people on the ship when they get to their destination. Sequel, please!

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text 2019-01-03 10:33
Reading progress update: I've read 252 out of 364 pages.
Six Wakes - Mur Lafferty

i'm really enjoying this now. 6 clones, all with no memory of the last 25 years but all have a criminal past and a really angry AI in charge of a space ship full of 2500 sleeping people on a 4oo year long journey. What could possibly go wrong?

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